History Music / TheWho

28th Apr '18 9:21:56 AM 123456789
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* GenreSavvy: The band's on-stage personalities tended to reflect the stereotypes of their instrument/role in the group: The flashy lead singer (Roger), the [[TheStoic stoic]] bassist (John), my {{Cloudcuckoolander}} / [[AllDrummersAreAnimals animalistic]] drummer (Keith), and the lead guitarist as the songwriter and the lynch-pin holding it all together (Pete).

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* GenreSavvy: The band's on-stage personalities tended to reflect the stereotypes of their instrument/role in the group: The flashy lead singer (Roger), the [[TheStoic stoic]] bassist (John), my the {{Cloudcuckoolander}} / [[AllDrummersAreAnimals animalistic]] drummer (Keith), and the lead guitarist as the songwriter and the lynch-pin holding it all together (Pete).
28th Apr '18 9:15:22 AM 123456789
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* SideSoloProject: All four members have released solo albums, with varying degrees of succes.

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* SideSoloProject: SoloSideProject: All four members have released solo albums, with varying degrees of succes.
28th Apr '18 9:05:51 AM 123456789
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** Even Abbie Hoffmann, who was told to "get the fuck off my fucking stage" at Film/{{Woodstock}}. Hoffmann was trying to protest about the imprisonment of the poet and activist John Sinclair; Townshend later said that he ''agreed'' with Hoffmann on the issue, but was furious that he had intruded on stage. An audio recording of the incident exists on Website/YouTube for skeptics such as Hoffman to listen to. Here's the full transcript:

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** Even Abbie Hoffmann, who was told to "get the "[get the] fuck off my fucking stage" at Film/{{Woodstock}}. Hoffmann was trying to protest about the imprisonment of the poet and activist John Sinclair; Townshend later said that he ''agreed'' with Hoffmann on the issue, but was furious that he had intruded on stage. An audio recording of the incident exists on Website/YouTube for skeptics such as Hoffman to listen to. Here's the full transcript:
19th Mar '18 12:11:29 AM Cuchulainn
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* PintSizedPowerhouse: Roger Daltrey is only 5'6". Keep that in mind the next time you hear that [[BigYes famous scream]] from the end of "Won't Get Fooled Again".
16th Mar '18 1:43:59 AM KidDynamite
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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: The band often argued with each other in the early years. In the original lineup, Doug Sandom had been the peacemaker and settled disputes. Keith Moon, by contrast, was as volatile as Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. John Entwistle was too passive to become involved in arguments. The group established their live reputation and stage show in part out of insecurity and aggression amongst its members and Townshend recalled that all decisions had to be made democratically "because we always disagreed".

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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: The band often argued with each other in the early years. In the original lineup, Doug Sandom had been the peacemaker and settled disputes. Keith Moon, by contrast, was as volatile as Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend.Townshend, but some of his wild antics were often done to diffuse tension between them. John Entwistle was too passive to become involved in arguments. The group established their live reputation and stage show in part out of insecurity and aggression amongst its members and Townshend recalled that all decisions had to be made democratically "because we always disagreed".
16th Mar '18 1:36:26 AM KidDynamite
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* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Zig-zagged with John Entwistle. He is widely admired by fans, critics and bandmates alike for his bass playing skills. Plenty of people even consider him one of the best bass players of all time. But he was also often completely ignored by the camera's during live shows and was rarely asked questions during interviews.

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* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Zig-zagged with John Entwistle. He is widely admired by fans, critics and bandmates alike for his bass playing skills. Plenty of people even consider him one of the best bass players of all time. But time, but he was also often completely ignored by the camera's during live shows (even when he was playing LeadBassist during "My Generation") and was rarely asked questions during interviews.
10th Mar '18 12:35:32 PM nombretomado
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The band has performed only sporadically since 2008, including a handful of charity shows and a performance during the SuperBowl half-time show in 2010, though Roger Daltrey has toured internationally with a solo band in recent years, including the first touring production of ''Tommy'' since 1989. The band performed as the final act of the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, and toured internationally in 2014 and 2015 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. A new song, "Be Lucky," was recorded for the occasion.

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The band has performed only sporadically since 2008, including a handful of charity shows and a performance during the SuperBowl UsefulNotes/SuperBowl half-time show in 2010, though Roger Daltrey has toured internationally with a solo band in recent years, including the first touring production of ''Tommy'' since 1989. The band performed as the final act of the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, and toured internationally in 2014 and 2015 to celebrate their 50th anniversary. A new song, "Be Lucky," was recorded for the occasion.
28th Jan '18 3:08:20 PM AmuckCricetine
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* BadassBoast: Keith Moon joined the band after pointing at their then-drummer and saying, "I can play better than him". He then proceeded to smash the drums to pieces.


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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: The band often argued with each other in the early years. In the original lineup, Doug Sandom had been the peacemaker and settled disputes. Keith Moon, by contrast, was as volatile as Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. John Entwistle was too passive to become involved in arguments. The group established their live reputation and stage show in part out of insecurity and aggression amongst its members and Townshend recalled that all decisions had to be made democratically "because we always disagreed".
** The only friendship in the band during the 1960s was Moon and Entwistle, who enjoyed partying together. Daltrey and Townsend frequently over the band's direction well into the 1970s.
11th Jan '18 1:55:23 AM Q4
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* RhymingWithItself:
-->[[CharacterTitle Happy Jack]] wasn't old, but he was a man\\
He lived in the sand at the Isle of Man
3rd Jan '18 1:13:37 AM bt8257
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Their first breakthrough was the 1967 ConceptAlbum ''Music/TheWhoSellOut'', which included their first Top 10 hit in the US, "I Can See for Miles". That plus their appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival marked their breakthrough in the US. In 1968, Townshend became a convert to the teachings of Meher Baba, an Indian guru who preached a gospel of love, pantheism, and music as the key to understanding the universe. Inspired by his new religion, and the rejection of psychedelic drugs that it called for, Townshend wrote what many consider the Who's best -- the famous RockOpera ''Music/{{Tommy}}'' in 1969, about a deaf, dumb and blind kid who sure plays a mean pinball. The tour in support of this album, which took the band to Film/{{Woodstock}} and often featured them performing ''Tommy'' in its entirety, established them as one of the most dynamic and exciting live acts of their day. Around this time Townshend conceived an epic project called ''Lifehouse'', a story set in a CrapsackWorld led by an authoritarian government in which hundreds of people gather at a concert and ascend to a higher plane of existence through ThePowerOfRock. However he over-exerted himself this time, and the absence of manager / co-producer Kit Lambert (who convinced the band about the ''Music/{{Tommy}}'' concept) to explain just what the fuck Pete wanted killed the project until it resurfaced as a Townshend solo album in 2000. Instead, The Who regrouped in 1971 with producer Glyn Johns and [[RecycledSoundtrack reworked the songs written for Lifehouse]] to produce ''Music/WhosNext''. ''Who's Next'' reached #1 on the UK charts, #4 in the USA, was critically acclaimed and contains some of their best-known songs: "Won't Get Fooled Again", "Baba O'Riley" and "Behind Blue Eyes".

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Their first breakthrough was the 1967 ConceptAlbum ''Music/TheWhoSellOut'', which included their first Top 10 hit in the US, "I Can See for Miles". That That, plus their appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival Festival, marked their breakthrough in the US. In 1968, Townshend became a convert to the teachings of Meher Baba, an Indian guru who preached a gospel of love, pantheism, and music as the key to understanding the universe. Inspired by his new religion, and the rejection of psychedelic drugs that it called for, Townshend wrote what many consider the Who's best -- the famous RockOpera ''Music/{{Tommy}}'' in 1969, about a deaf, dumb and blind kid who sure plays a mean pinball. The tour in support of this album, which took the band to Film/{{Woodstock}} and often featured them performing ''Tommy'' in its entirety, established them as one of the most dynamic and exciting live acts of their day. Around this time Townshend conceived an epic project called ''Lifehouse'', a story set in a CrapsackWorld led by an authoritarian government in which hundreds of people gather at a concert and ascend to a higher plane of existence through ThePowerOfRock. However he over-exerted himself this time, and the absence of manager / co-producer Kit Lambert (who convinced the band about the ''Music/{{Tommy}}'' concept) to explain just what the fuck Pete wanted killed the project until it resurfaced as a Townshend solo album in 2000. Instead, The Who regrouped in 1971 with producer Glyn Johns and [[RecycledSoundtrack reworked the songs written for Lifehouse]] to produce ''Music/WhosNext''. ''Who's Next'' reached #1 on the UK charts, #4 in the USA, was critically acclaimed and contains some of their best-known songs: "Won't Get Fooled Again", "Baba O'Riley" and "Behind Blue Eyes".
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